Date of Birth: February 18, 1971
Turned Professional: 1993
Professional wins: 21, including 15 on the European Tour
Best results in Major Championships:
- Masters Tournament - tied for 8th in 2014
- US Open - tied for 22nd in 2001
- The Open - tied for second in 2000, 2003
- PGA Championship - Tied for second in 2005
Achievements and awards:
- Sir Henry Cotton Rookie of the Year in 1996
- Challenge Tour Rankings winner in 1995
- The Masters Tournament – tied for 8th in 2014
- The Open Championship - tied for second in 2000 and second in 2003
- PGA Championship – tied for second in 2005
One of the most respected figures on the European Tour, Thomas Bjorn displayed a granite resolve to complement his huge talent when he won the 2001 Omega Dubai Desert Classic after playing all 72 holes in the exalted company of Tiger Woods with a record 22 under par total of 266 — a record he now jointly shares with Scotland’s Stephen Gallacher.
Currently, the chairman of the European Tour Players Committee, as The Great Dane, as he is affectionately referred to, boasts 21 professional wins, including 15 on the European Tour, an achievement making him the most successful Danish golfer to have played the game having won fifteen tournaments worldwide on the European Tour.
The veteran of the circuit, who in 1997 became the first Dane to qualify for a European Ryder Cup team, really stands as testament to the theory that life in golf can begin at 40. He matched the lowest round of his career, a 62, to win the 2011 Omega European Masters for his third title of the year when he was 40 years and 198 days old.